Chopin’s music had been absent from Fray’s active repertoire for some 15 years before he recorded this recital, which comprises seven of the composer’s nocturnes, three mazurkas, a polonaise, a waltz and an impromptu. When Fray talks about Chopin – who died in Paris in 1849 aged just 39, having exercised a transformative influence on the piano repertoire – it becomes clear that he sees the composer’s work in archetypally Romantic terms: “For me, Chopin’s music is very fragile, vaporous, perfumed … somewhat intangible. It is so fluid and evanescent – you need to feel that it could just disappear at any moment. What makes it so touching is this ephemeral quality – the mazurkas are like something that you write in the sand … You know that it will be washed away, but the memory will remain. His music palpitates with a sense of the unexpected, the inspiration of the moment. If you tried to engrave it into marble, it would die.”



24/02/17ValenciaIturbi HallSpain
Time: 7:30pm. Performing with: Yaron Traub, conductor Repertoire: Beethoven Symphony No.8, Piano Concerto No.2, Symphony No.2 Buy Tickets
Tour: L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris European Tour
03/03/17IstanbulIs Sanat Kültür MerkeziTurkey
Time: 8:00pm. Performing with: L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Repertoire: Mendelssohn
04/03/17BudapestFranz Liszt Academy of MusicHungary
Time: 7:00pm. Performing with: L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Repertoire: Mendelssohn
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